Transfer of Credit Policy and Procedures
Within the limits stated below, Post University permits credits earned at an institution accredited by an organization recognized by the U.S Department of Education to be considered for transfer credit. Courses must be similar in nature, level, and content to a course in our curriculum and applicable to one of our academic programs. The following database maintained by the U.S. Department of Education provides a list of accredited American institutions: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation. All prospective students are strongly encouraged to review this database to ensure the institution from which they seek to have credits accepted is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Prospective students are advised that the review of their credits for transfer consideration is no guarantee that they will be accepted.
The Office of the Registrar administers the transfer of credit policy. Questions regarding the transfer of credit and procedures should be directed to this office. In the case of questions regarding the viability of the transfer credits under evaluation for transfer consideration, the final decision will be made after consultation with Post University’s Provost’s office. For graduate programs, the final decision will be made after consultation with the Program Chair.
On Campus and Online Undergraduate Transfer of Credit
Prospective students transferring to Post University from an accredited two-year or four-year educational institution, may be considered for transfer credit for courses with a grade of “C” or above. Prospective students transferring from a four-year institution may have up to 90 credits towards a bachelor’s degree and up to 45 credits towards an associate degree considered for transfer. From a two-year institution, up to 75 credits towards a bachelor’s degree and up to 45 credits towards an associate degree will be considered for transfer. No more than 75 credits can be accepted from a two-year college. If a student has earned an associate or bachelor’s degree from an accredited two-year or four-year educational institution, credits from courses with a grade of D or higher may be considered for transfer. In addition to official transcripts, prospective students must submit a catalog description for the course(s) being considered for transfer. In some instances, a course syllabus may be necessary if the course description lacks sufficient definition. Faculty (or designee) from the program of study into which the prospective student is transferring, will make the final decision on the acceptance of credit.
On Campus and Online Graduate Transfer of Credit
Prospective students may have up to 9 credits considered for transfer into a graduate program. Only courses with a minimum grade of “B” will be considered for transfer. In addition to official transcripts, prospective students must submit a catalog description for the course(s) being considered for transfer. In some instances, a course syllabus may be necessary if the course description lacks sufficient definition. Faculty (or designee) from the program of study into which the prospective student is transferring, will make the final decision as to the acceptance of credit. Credits from Internship, Practicum and other field experience courses taken at other schools cannot be transferred into Post University graduate programs.
Transfer of Credit for Work Taken at a Foreign Institution
Credits completed at foreign institutions recognized by that country’s Ministry of Education may be considered for transfer. Prospective students must arrange for transcripts and any other requested supporting documentation (course descriptions, catalogs, etc.) to be translated into English and evaluated into United States standards of higher education, if applicable, and forwarded to Post University.
Veterans Transfer of Credit
The evaluation of credit for transfer consideration is one that is taken seriously by Post University. Students are encouraged to provide all requested documentation to ensure that the process is completed as expeditiously as possible. To begin the process, all undergraduate and graduate on campus and Accelerated Degree Program(online) students must request official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions from which they wish to have earned credits considered. After receipt of all documentation, the approval process generally will take three days. Any credits accepted will calculate into the student’s pace of completion but will not count in the cumulative grade point average. It is highly recommended that transcripts from other institutions of higher education be submitted to Post University during the student’s first semester/first two terms.